Who will be the next coach of Team India? On Tuesday, the answer was found. CAC has appointed Ravi Shastri as the new head coach of Team India. Ravi Shastri will take over the responsibility of touring Sri Lanka. Zaheer Khan, the fast bowler of the Indian team, has been named bowling coach. While Rahul Dravid has been given the responsibility of batting coach on a foreign tour.
Earlier Shastri has been associated with Team India twice. Shastri will be the head coach for the first time. Earlier, he was associated with the team as the team director. Shastri will be in the team till 2019 World Cup.
The advisory committee spoke to Virat Kohli on Tuesday afternoon. Sachin Tendulkar was giving more focus on Ravi Shastri for the post of coach, Virat Kohli’s first choice was Shastri. Sourav Ganguly was supported with Virender Sehwag but the final decision came only after talking to Virat. It is clear that the advisory committee also had different opinions on the issue of coaches.
COA chief Vinod Rai is currently in Singapore. He talked to BCCI Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri on the issue of coach.
On Monday, Amitabh Chaudhary and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri were also present during the interview of the candidates for the post of Cricket Advisory Committee. Five candidates interviewed during this period. Sachin Tendulkar was associated with video conferencing from London, then Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman were in Mumbai. Five candidates arrived for Ravi Shastri, Richard Pies, Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag interview.